National Body for Youth Work in England


The Level 6 Youth Work Apprenticeship Standard is drawing close to it’s final steps. We have some information to share and an urgent request. As those of you have been involved in the development of this will know, this has been a challenging journey. But, we write with what we believe to be hopeful news […]

June 02, 2021
Read more

Prospective members of Future Proof Parks’ Youth Action Group were joined last week by guest speaker Megan McCubbin for a pre-launch session discussing conservation and Zoology. Megan took time to discuss her beginning in the world of conservation and helped inspire the young participants to get involved in protecting their local environments, and spoke about […]

May 21, 2021
Read more

The first ever youth sector census has been launched.  As the national body for youth work in England, NYA has a formal role to support the whole youth sector. We want to hear from all organisations, community groups, youth services and local authorities who deliver youth services or out of school activities in England.  The census […]

May 20, 2021
Read more

Safeguarding young people and vulnerable adults is the most important duty of any youth worker or volunteer.   In response to reduced funding and resources within the sector, the national workforce has changed.  In turn, this has placed greater reliance upon volunteer youth workers.  The diminishing infrastructure support available to youth workers and volunteers, and the organisations they work with, means […]

April 29, 2021
Read more

Join us and the Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) on a webinar on the 14th April at 12pm as they discuss their latest diversion grant round. The new grant round, named Another Chance: Diversion from the Criminal Justice System, will open for applications on 19th April 2021 and will look to answer the question ‘Which diversion […]

April 01, 2021
Read more

New Report: Between The Lines Young people are being groomed locally – ‘on their door steps’ – as drug gangs and dealers adapt the way they work to exploit young people across county lines. A new report, Between The Lines, published today by the National Youth Agency (NYA) highlights: There is an increasing trend for […]

March 28, 2021
Read more

New call for a triple-lock to secure youth employment National Youth Agency and Youth Employment UK Young people who face the biggest barriers to work risk falling between the cracks, without a job or training and with little support.  In a new report, ‘Outside, Looking In’, the National Youth Agency (NYA) and Youth Employment UK […]

March 23, 2021
Read more

In partnership with the National Youth Agency let’s explore how we maintain momentum in the youth sector around racial justice How does the youth sector ensure we continue the conversation and more importantly actions needed to maintain momentum around racial equity? Equal Equity is an NYA programme led by Ray Douglas and Milka Fisiha. The […]

March 18, 2021
Read more

Following the success of the Bursary Fund launched by the NYA in November 2019, which offered 450 youth work training bursaries (Levels 2 & 3), the NYA is delighted to announce that an additional 220 bursaries are now available.  The bursaries will widen access and secure youth work training for Levels 2 & 3.  NYA […]

February 19, 2021
Read more

COVID-19 Readiness Level

Readiness Level


What does this mean?

** From 17th May 2021 we can confirm that the youth sector moves into Step 3 on the Roadmap, moving to YELLOW in the readiness framework. From 21st June the youth sector will remain at YELLOW, but with some additional changes **

(Version 6B)